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Banded Pillow Cover Pattern

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. The opinions and projects are mine. I am a huge fan of throw pillows- the more the merrier! At one point in my blogging career, my friends were calling me the Pillow Queen because it seemed like I was publishing a new pillow tutorial every week! And, honestly, I haven’t gotten any better. I…

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Sew a Yeti Plush with the Cricut Maker

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post also contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission on purchases made through the link- at no additional cost to you. Cutting out patterns is probably my least favorite part of sewing. I’d much rather be putting pieces together, than cutting them apart. And that is why Cricut Sewing is my favorite kind of sewing. I absolutely…

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Pretend Play DIY Diaper Bag Tutorial

This post originally appeared on the Riley Blake Designs blog.  The fabric was provided by Riley Blake Designs, but the DIY diaper bag pattern is my original design. If you would like the downloadable PDF version you can purchase it for $3 in my Etsy shop here. My two year old daughter loves to play with her baby dolls.  She rocks them and feeds them and is always changing their diapers.  So, I decided that this Christmas, she needed a…

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Sewing Machine Mini Quilt

The fabric for this project was provided to me by Riley Blake Designs. The project and opinions are my own. You probably don’t know this, but I have been pulled out of depression twice in the last two years by sewing. Through being creative, putting things together in a unique fun way, and taking time to do something just for me, I have found my happiness any joy renewed. So creating, and specifically sewing, have a very special place in…

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Mini Banner Flags

I love making mini banners for accent pieces in my decor. They use a fairly small amount of fabric, can be customized for any style and they are a quick and satisfying project for an afternoon. Today I’m going to share with you the measurements and methods I use to make these mini banner flags. You can hang them individually with dowels and twine. They  make a great addition to a gallery wall. Or, use them as ornaments on a…

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How to Cover a Book with Fabric: a Step by Step Tutorial

This post was previously published on The Ribbon Retreat blog.  The fabric was provided by The Ribbon Retreat but the tutorial, pictures and opinions are all mine. Today I’m here to share a project that is a quick sew and would make a great Teacher Appreciation gift or a perfect summer journal for you or your children.  This darling covered notebook comes all decked out with a ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and a pocket for your pencils or pens. How…

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Where Have I Been?

 I don’t know how many of you are on Instagram.  If you are, you can follow me at @amerooniedesigns.  If not, here is a peek at what I’ve been up to lately.  I made these flowers to go with the swag bags I made for a creative retreat I was able to go to.  I’m hoping to post more about it, but right now it’s still marinating in my head.  Long story super short, it was FABULOUS.  I hope everyone…

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Behind the scenes

So, posting on the blog has been sporadic at best lately. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything. I have been working hard.    Making wallets: I think this gray/yellow exterior is yummy! Making scripture totes: I was really hoping these would be “boy” enough for my nephew.  He picked the blue/brown stripe- so I guess it was a success.  Still not sold on the dot fabric.  It might be too juvenile for an 8 year old.  Thoughts? Working…

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Cabinet Door Craft Room Organizers

When I shared my first cabinet door reveal for our Point of View project, I hinted that it was the first of many.  Well, I don’t know if many is the right word, but I did have a few more up my sleeve.  I was just waiting for some decent light to capture them.  Yesterday, I got what I needed, so today I get to share how I am making my craft room more functional and pretty.   First up…

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Wallets- Finally Finished!

If you follow me on facebook, you will know that I have been working on a pretty large order of wallets.  24 to be exact.  They aren’t that hard to make, but when you multiply anything by 24- well, it takes a while. 🙂  Over  month to be exact.  Between our trip to the cabin, swimming lessons, and general 3rd trimester exhaustion, let’s just say I wasn’t at my prime. 😉  But, I am proud to say they are done,…

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